Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, dept. Cellular and Molecular Biophysics
Our research is based on the development and application of novel biophysical methods to elucidate dynamic processes in biological systems with unprecedented precision. Having successfully applied our methods to increasingly complex biological systems in recent years, we have shifted our ambition to a massive simplification of the systems under investigation. We strongly believe that a universal and quantitative understanding of a biological system is only possible if all important variables, especially all functional molecules, are known and quantifiable. For this reason, we have initiated our new focus “Bottom-up Synthetic Biology”, in which we aim to assemble systems of fundamental biological relevance from functional building blocks.